This card started out as a simple card but took on a life of it's own, LOL! I found this template and thought it would be cute to have the heart popping out of the card--just simple like, KWIM? Then I started and it seems simple was not meant to be.
This month, Kathy Daume' and I are hosting the Guest Designer Challenge over at the MFT Company Forum on SCS and this is also my sample for that. We're challenging you to use Kraft paper on your card or project, so be sure to check it out and get your card/project in to try out for our January Guest Designer spot.
AND, today is my anniversary, so this card is perfect to give my sweet husband, don't you think!? A triple hitter--win-win-win, right?
Here's the front of the card. You'll see why it had to be tied together in the next pictures--I'm using Kraft as my base card with Chocolate Chip and Pale Plum in addition to my patterned paper. The image was stamped on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with Copic markers before being cut out. The Plum layer of the large heart was run though my Cuttlebug with my Love Language embossing folder before being cut out.
I used the flip side of the patterned paper for the inside of the card. I used the cupcake image and another sentiment from the set to dress up the cut out heart. But it looked a little bare, so I stamped Xs and Os with Bling 'bet, cut them out, and glued on some rhinestones to, well, bling it up! That was just what it needed :)
I could have just let the Kraft show under the heart, but before I put on the inner layer, I attached a piece of the card front pattern under the cut out area for a little more contrast. I love how it turned out, but with all those layers it got a bit thick--thus the ribbon to tie it closed.
MFT DT members (both full-time and guests for December) will be showing you more ways to use this set, so head on over to Kim's blog to see the line up--she'll have the list up at 11:00am EST. They're sure to WOW you--I can't wait to see them all!
Thanks for stopping by today...I just *might* have another sneaky peek for you tomorrow ;-)
Stamps: Love At First Sight, Blink 'Bet (MFT)
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Pale Plum (SU!); Cherrywood Ln.|Paisley (Heidi Grace)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provo Craft); Heart and Scalloped Heart Nestabilities & Labels Trio (Spellbinders); 3M foam squares, ribbon, rhinestones (craft store); Copic markers; Dew Drops